Wednesday, January 06, 2010

First Post of 2010

Well here we are in 2010 already, the Christmas decs are packed away and we have our lounge back! Christmas passed by in a blur here, a good one, but a blur none the less. No real pictures of the day as we lost our small camera (found it again on the 28th down the side of the armchair!!) and I didn't have an auto focus lens on my DSLR so the pictures are pants!! Oh well, we had fun though, honest!
The week between Christmas and New Year, however, was not fun in Chorley Towers... we all got a sickness flu type bug and were pretty much ropey for the whole week, great!

Thankfully that's all over now. We just need to find some space in the garage to store Robyn's toys and clothes that she's outgrown so that she has some space in her bedroom for all the lovely presents she received.
Colin and I got a Wii with Wii fit, which is so much fun, I love it! When we first used it the other day it was very difficult trying to slalolm ski when Colin had set it up with the board the wrong way around, so left was right and right was left!!!!! No wonder I was skiing like Eddie the Eagle!

November and December were very successful for Two by Two on the sock toy sale front - so much so that I was able to treat myself to a new sewing machine with the money I made! I only got it yesterday but I'm already smitten with my Janome 5018... it's so much easier to use. It doesn't struggle AT ALL with getting through thick stretchy socks. My old machine, bless it, had to have a special rolling foot on it and even then with really fluffy socks I had to put greaseproof paper over to stop the teeth snagging... and don't get me started on trying to sew through the cuffs, it just couldn't do it.. In the words of Scotty from Star Trek "I just don't have the power Captain!!". Now though we do have power a plenty and I'm very happy. I'm looking forward to getting creative again after a festive break, I want to learn to quilt and I also want to get back into scrapbooking so that I can create some lovely albums of all the gorgeous pics of Robyn that we have (even though there's hardly any from Christmas 09!)

Right, I'll leave you with a few pics of Robyn-Bobbin before she wakes up for "Cheese!" (all food is cheese round these parts!!)
Happy New Year all xxx


Kim Sonksen said...

Holy Shmoly - HOW big??
Seriously, when did the Robster grow that big??
Man, she'll be off to high school soon, I'm tellin ya!

I am so happy for you that your sock toy business is going so well. Here's to an even more successful 2010 for you!

Sending you much love

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness! What a very grown up little girl!